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    Webcam Hacking is a Real Threat

    Posted by Darolyn Skelton on Tue, Jan 31, 2017



    The threat of cybercrime is growing rapidly. Now that smart phones, tablets and laptops are a fundamental part of our lives, the threat of webcam hacking is more real than ever, especially as more people use video apps such as Hangout, Skype, Zoom and Blue Jeans. With sophisticated malware, cybercriminals can easily hack your computer and gain access to your webcam. Not only is the webcam on your smart devices an easy target but the security systems and monitors on your home network are also vulnerable. Read about protecting your home network. 

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    Why The Known Crewmember® Program Is Becoming An Industry Standard

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Wed, Jan 04, 2017



    In a previous blog post we discussed, 'Everything you need to know about the Known Crewmember® Program'; during this time the program was being launched by NATA Compliance Services from the partnership with Airlines for America. Now that the program itself has been in full swing for over 5 years and several improvements have been made, the Known Crewmember® Program is surprising us all. It has become more than we could have ever imagined and yet it continues to evolve. The KCM Program isn't just a luxury for pilots and flight crews, it's becoming an industry standard and is trending to be a crucial factor in hiring, scheduling and employee retention.

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    4 Ways to Ensure Employee Retention

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Fri, Dec 30, 2016



    Pilot recruitment and retention are hot topics that continues to challenge an industry facing a pilot shortage.

    It's simple. Provide your employees with the benefits and treatment they expect, the golden rule is: treat others how you wish to be treated. As an employee I value a number of things, but
    here's a list of my top 4 non-negotiables.

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    Important Guidance For Employers Conducting Internal Form I-9 Audits

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Fri, Dec 16, 2016



    To ensure ongoing compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers are voluntarily conducting internal audits of Forms I-9 though they are not required by law. 

    "Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits" goes over the who, what, when, and why of Form I-9 Audits in a very detailed and easily understood manner. Read below for a brief overview.

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    Oral Fluid: Another Method in Drug Testing

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Wed, Nov 23, 2016



    Oral Fluid Drug Testing

    On May 12, 2015, the Federal Register published proposed guidelines from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

    Sounds important – but what does it mean for Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and employers?

    In a nutshell the proposal:

    • Establishes standards and technical requirements for oral fluid collection devices,
    • Details initial oral fluid drug test analytes and methods,
    • Details confirmatory oral fluid drug test analytes and methods,
    • Establishes processes for review by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), and
    • Outlines requirements for federal agency actions
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    When does a threat become an Insider Threat?

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Wed, Nov 23, 2016




    When you feel threatened right? 

    Wrong. Just because you don't feel threatened, doesn't mean there isn't a threat around. The truth is, insider threats are becoming more common and happening more frequently than anyone would like to admit.

    What do I mean by "insider threat"? A person, or persons, that have access and insider knowledge that allows them to impose danger on others by exploiting vulnerabilities within a system and/or organization.

    There is no way to be completely safe and guarded from insider threats but, being aware of your surroundings and strange behavior gives you the advantage to react accordingly and minimize opportunity.

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    Policy Statement - Is yours up-to-date?

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Wed, Nov 23, 2016



    Is Your Substance Abuse Policy Ready?

    Companies have a vested interest in maintaining a safe setting for their employees, clients, and customers while protecting the company property, equipment, operations and profitability. A compliant Substance Abuse program is a critical component of your company’s safety goals. Now is the perfect time to take out the policy, dust it off and make certain that it is up to date with all Federal regulations and state laws for 2017.

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    OSHA and Post-Accident Drug Testing

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Fri, Aug 12, 2016



    On May 12, 2016, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to revise its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness regulations that took effect August 10, 2016. The rule is part of an extensive rulemaking that concerns the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA's regulation at 29 CFR part 1904 requires employers with more than 10 employees in most industries to keep records of occupational injuries and illnesses at their establishments. Employers covered by these rules must record each recordable employee injury and illness.

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    Legalized Marijuana - A Drug Testing Conundrum?

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Thu, Jun 30, 2016



    • 25 - to date 25 states, including the District of Columbia, have legalized marijuana for recreational or medical use
    • 13,500,000 – in 2014, 6.6% of adults or 13,500,000, age 26 or older, have admitted to being current users of marijuana
    • 22,000,000 - Of the more than 22 million current illicit drug users aged 18 or older in 2014, just over 70 percent were employed either full or part time.
    • 52% - Fifty-two percent of Americans now say marijuana should be legal, while 42 percent think it should be illegal
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    Join ASAP to Enhance Safety Culture within your Company

    Posted by Bailey Wong on Fri, Nov 20, 2015



    Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) - Why you need to know about it

    Have you ever made a mistake?...The odds are you probably have but, that's okay!

    ASAP is a program that gives the Aviation Community a safe place to report inadvertent errors, without singling out or placing blame on any one individual. ASAP's mission is to develop the best processes possible, and that can only be done with the help of the individuals within the Aviation Community. The goal of ASAP is to share information, so the Aviation Industry can learn from one another instead of pointing fingers.

    Joining ASAP gives companies the chance to make safety a culture, not a chore.

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    "I have to say that using NATA is the the best decision I have made in starting and running our 135 Dept. Early on Emily and the entire group never got tired of my endless questions! *Not that they showed anyway;-). We use them for EVERYTHING, starting at PRIA, Drug Program, Records Storage, all the way thru Audit Prep and just answering all my questions. I seriously could not do this without them. Even when my rep Emily is busy, I can rely on Claudia, or Dan for immediate help. The service we receive is well worth what we pay and then some!!"

    Shellie Foster

    - Charter Director

    Clemens Aviation LLC
    I got a gold star from the TSA inspector who inspected our flight school last year, but that's because my company paid me ground time to research AFSP and make a new AFSP student checklist. Even so, I had one (of 3) AFSP applicants rejected initially due to some of the errors you talk about in the blog. I just wanted to shoot you an email and say thanks for making the effort to clarify the process for all of us. I get the impression that there are a lot of the CFIs out there in the small flight schools who haven't got a clue about the AFSP process. So go ahead and feel good about yourself for helping all us lost boys stay in business and out of the trouble.

    Patrick

    - The CFI